:: Chess Classic Mainz 2007

The Chess Classic Mainz Festival took place in Rheingoldhalle between the 13th and 19th of August 2007.

Levon Aronian wins Finet Chess960 World Championship!
Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian, Etienne Bacrot and Rustam Kasimdzhanov played in the Finet Chess960 Rapid World Championship (14-16 August). Aronian is the winner of the Finet Chess960 Rapid World Championship after defeating Anand dramatically in the final.

Vishy Anand winner of Grenkeleasing Rapid World Championship!

The above mentioned 4 top chess players competed in the Grenkeleasing Rapid World Championship (17-19 August). Anand defeated Aronian in the final and he is for one more time the winner of the Rapid Championship in Mainz.

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Ivanchuk, Mamedyarov, Shirov, Grischuk, Kamsky, Akopian, Bacrot, and many more competed in the Finet Chess960 Rapid Open (16 & 17 August) and the Ordix Rapid Chess Open (18 & 19 August).

Viktor Bologan of Moldova is the absolute winner of the Finet Chess960 Rapid Open after beating Vassily Ivanchuk in the crucial game of the last round.
Leading final standings of Finet Open: 1. Bologan, Victor 9.5, 2-5. Kamsky Gata,
Ivanchuk Vassily, Volokitin Andrei, Navara David 9.0,  6-9. Grischuk Alexander, Sasikiran Krishnan, Gashimov Vugar, Sargissian Gabriel 8.5, etc.

The young talented grandmaster from the Czech Republic David Navara is the winner of the Ordix Rapid Chess Open according to tie-break criteria.
Leading final standings of Ordix Open: 1-3. Navara David, Mchedlishvili Mikhail, Sasikiran Krishnan 9.5, 4-12. Petrosian Tigran, Bologan Victor, Pentala Harikrishna, Almasi Zoltan, Drozdovsky Yuriy, Moiseenko Alexander, Nielsen Peter-Heine, Volokitin Andrei, Seel Christian 9.0

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